The Mobility Plus Lifestyle Blog
Everything you need to know about walk in showers for disabled
As we’ve said many times in our blog section, personal care for someone with mobility restrictions can be a troublesome task, therefore adapting your bathroom to assist your daily routine can be a helpful investment. If you think that you need some mobility aids in the bathroom, but you’re not sure whether a Mobility Plus bathroom is right for you, we’ve outlined some straight to the point details on the features that Mobility Plus can offer for elderly or disabled walk-in showers to help you make your decision.
Low level entry
Mobility Plus can offer level wet room flooring or low level shower trays, allowing you to walk straight in and out of the shower without lifting a limb. Depending on the door frame you choose, the level wet room floor allows for wheelchair access giving you even greater independence. All floor options come non slip to give you extra peace of mind when moving around the shower.
Fold down shower seats
Standing for a while in the shower isn’t always an option, therefore having a neat, tidy yet practical fold away chair can be a huge comfort. The seats that Mobility Plus incorporate into your walk-in shower flips up when not in use to allow wheelchair access and safe environment when standing, but is easily available if needed.
Hand grab rails
Hand grab rails are the most basic mobility aids feature for any bathroom installation specialists. They are simple to install in any place and in multiple locations if required. Great for giving you that extra boost for hoisting you in and out of a wheelchair or up and down of your shower seat. Or just to steady you whilst standing.
Wide entry doors
We install a range of door types and sizes but the wider opening or rimless framed doors are often suited to those with disabilities because you have more room to manoeuvre and wheelchair access.
The bi fold door option is helpful for those needing assistance from another person. The doors can be opened half way to allow a carer to lean over and assist without getting wet themselves.